Dear Younger Me: The Advice I Never Forgot
March 1 at 7 p.m, at Housing Works Bookstore Cafe, 126 Crosby Street.
We’ve all had a few words of wisdom (and misguided attempts at it) stick with us over the years. Join six writers, MCed by Chiara Atik, to laugh and cringe over the best and worst advice they ever received. Then pick up a copy of Dear Emma, a novel by Buzzfeed senior editor Katie Heaney that follows a young advice columnist as she charts tricky waters at college.
Daniel Clowes + Nicole Rudick
March 2nd at 7 p.m. at Strand, 828 Broadway.
If you haven’t read Daniel Clowes’s past graphic novels (Ghost World; Mister Wonderful) or browsed his comic books (Eightball) you probably have seen his artwork on a New Yorker cover. Emerging from GenX, ’90s malaise and cynicism, Clowes uses dark humor and madcap comic characters as merciless tools of cultural criticism. His much-anticipated new graphic novel, Patience, is finally out, a psychedelic science-fiction love story with many twists. Nicole Rudick of The Paris Review will join in conversation.
Book Launch: Brown is the New White
March 3rd at 7 p.m. at Powerhouse Arena, 37 Main Street,(DUMBO)
Steve Phillips, a civil rights lawyer and a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress, argues that progressive-leaning people of color are fast becoming the driving force of American politics. The only problem? Phillips worries that Democrats are behind the curve in investing in communities of color, still fixated on throwing cash at white swing voters. His study examines the implications of American’s changing demographics for progressives and attempts to chart a way forward. Register here.
George Pitts – “Partial Objects”
March 6th at 3:30 p.m, Bowery Poetry, 308 Bowery
It’s rare to find an artist who loves words as much as images. Photographer George Pitts, director of photographic practices at Parsons, is best known for his sensual and often-erotic nudes and portraits. But he also has long nurtured a keen sense of language and interest in writing. His debut book of poetry, published by Jerkpoet, features one long poem, “Partial Objects,” and a selection of poems published in The Paris Review, The Partisan Review, Parenthesis, and The New Tough, over his 40 year career.